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No.1 Emigration _ Having an Interview with the Natives (To be Continued)...To Be or Not To Be, That's the Question...
No.1 Emigration _ Having an Interview with the Natives (To be Continued)...To Be or Not To Be, That's the Question...
C.J. Grant. Invt. et Sculpt.
London_Pubd. by E. King, News Agent, Chancery Lane; also by C.N. Lewis, Bookseller & News Agent...March 1.st [1832.]
Lithograph. 320 x 272mm (12½ x 10¾"). Trimmed within plate mark. Slight loss bottom left. Tear & crease.
The top image depicts British emmigrants trying to leave foreign shores, confronted and chased out by natives, depicted her as savage wild animals. The lower image depicts the Days of May, the period of Social Unrest and political tension in May 1832. Wellington stands in the centre or chaos as Britian turns on itself. Banners show: 'Reform or Slavery' (The Slavery Abolition Act was finally given Royal Assent on August 28, 1833), 'A Truce', 'For Our King and Country'.
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For the Benefit of the Champion.
For the Benefit of the Champion. A Catch to be Perform'd at the New Theatre Covent Garden _ for Admission Apply to the D____ ss_ NB. Gratis to those who wear Large Tails.
Etch'd by T. Rowlandson.
Pubd. and sold by Wm. Humphrey. [n.d. c.1784.]
Fine hand-coloured etching. Plate 248 x 354mm (9¾ x 13½"). With small margins. Very slight centre crease.
The Duchess of Devonshire with two other catch-singers, Fox and North, who are dressed as fat old market-women. The Duchess (left) elegantly dressed, but with her breast uncovered and wearing her election hat with 'Fox' favours, feathers, and fox's brush, puts her left hand on Fox's shoulder, pointing to a tomb-stone beside her (left) inscribed, beneath its skull and cross-bones, 'Here lies poor C--C--L--RAY' [Cecil Wray]. Fox, his left hand grasping a crutch-headed stick, turns to North and sings. North (right), also with a stick, sings. Through the wings peers the anxious-looking, spectacled profile of Burke (right). Three framed pictures decorate the wall behind the performers: 'The fox who had lost his Tail', a tail-less fox looking at four others who are discussing the situation. This is flanked by two oval pictures, 'Fox and Crow' (left), the fox looking up longingly at the crow on a branch, and 'Fox and Grapes' (right), a fox on its hind-legs below a vine-branch.
BM Satires 6591.
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Old Harry looking out for a Warm Birth or a Peep in to the Oven.
Old Harry looking out for a Warm Birth or a Peep in to the Oven. Vide morning Herald Thursday Oct 18th 1827.
[Paul Pry] Esqr Del.
Pub by McLean 26 Haymarket London. [b.d. c.1830.]
Fine hand-coloured etching. 360 x 255mm (14¼ x 10"). Some surface dirt. Trimmed past the plate mark.
Satire on Brougham's coveting of the Mastership of the Rolls (which he was not offered as it was considered too dangerous to give him an irremovable post with a seat in the Commons). Here Brougham is a broom-girl, greedily eyeing the oven of 'Rolls' and expressing how he 'would like to Master this batch'. Brougham's name in old manuscript below title.
BM Satires: 15431.
[Ref: 52764]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Caricaturist. A Monthly Show Up May 1st 1832.
The Caricaturist. A Monthly Show Up May 1st 1832. The Pygmy Plot or Wooden Sword Conspiracy...The Slumbering Lion..The Reform Bill Going into Committee or Robbers in Ambush.
[C.J. Grant.]
[E.King.] 1832
Lithograph and engraving. Sheet 434 x 334mm (17¼ x 13¼"). Cut within plate mark. Slight loss bottom left.
In The Figaro, April 1832, it was published that the Wooden Sword Conspirators were led by Richard Murphy and that the court heard how they intended to enter the House of Lords to commence a general massacre of the whole parliament. There had been calls for reform long before 1832, but without success. The Act that finally succeeded was proposed by the Whigs, led by Prime Minister Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey. It met with significant opposition from the Pittite factions in Parliament, who had long governed the country; opposition was especially pronounced in the House of Lords. Nevertheless, the bill was eventually passed, mainly as a result of public pressure. The Act granted seats in the House of Commons to large cities that had sprung up during the Industrial Revolution, and removed seats from the "rotten boroughs": those with very small electorates and usually dominated by a wealthy patron. The Act also increased the electorate from about 400,000 to 650,000, making about one in five adult males eligible to vote
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The M.P. Marching at the Head of his 300 Jontlemen!!!
The M.P. Marching at the Head of his 300 Jontlemen!!!
[Paul Pry] Esq.
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket where Polticial and other Caricatures are daily Pub. [n.d. c.May 1829]
Fine hand-coloured etching. 240 x 355mm (9½ x 14). Trimmed past platemark.. Very small tear in right edge.
Satire published in the wake of Catholic Emancipation. An unrecognizable O'Connell marches jauntily to a door on the extreme right, over which is a board inscribed 'St Ste[phens] To Trespassers Men-Traps—Constantly Set—Beware'. He is followed by a jubilant Irish mob, yelling and flourishing shillelaghs- one holds a placard reading 'Unconditional Emancipation For Ever'. The crowd are evidently from St. Giles and similar Irish slums in London; two carry hods, emblem of the Irish builder's labourer or hodman.
BM Satires: 15763.
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Dont you remember the 5th of November.
Dont you remember the 5th of November.
[Paul Pry] Esq.
Pub. by T McLean 26 Haymarket Political & other Caricatures pub. Daily.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 280 x 375mm (10¼ x 14¾") very large margins.
One of many satires on the authors of the Catholic Relief Bill, which was announced on February 5 1829, playing on the Catholicism of Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators. Here Wellington and Peel are "guys", tied back to back, bestride a broken chair on which they are being carried to bonfire or gibbet. A bloated bishop in a surplice, probably Howley, walks behind, holding the back chair-legs and saying 'No Popery'. Eldon (who led opposition to the Bill) carries the front of the chair, facing an angry Irishman in tattered clothes protesting against the ceremony, whose barrister's wig identifies him as O'Connell. . In the foreground, on the extreme left, is John Bull, behind him the head of Cumberland.
BM Satires:15664 (copy).
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A Chinese Set To._ Sketches by Travellers.
A Chinese Set To._ Sketches by Travellers.
[Monogram of Paul Pry] Esq.
Pub March 2nd 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket political & other Caricatures daily Pub.
Etching with fine hand colour. 260 x 360mm (10½ x 14½"), with wide margins. Abrasion in the title line. Some surface dirt.
A street brawl in China, with two Chinese pulling each other's hair and biting each other. Spectators observe with mixed reactions. Etched by William Heath and part of a series which also included scenes in the Scottish Highlands, Germany, Netherlands and Arctic.
BM Satires: undescribed.
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The Church in Danger, or a very uncommon Parish Dinner
The Church in Danger, or a very uncommon Parish Dinner The Churchwarden's got a wide mouth And his Grinders are like a Sledge Hammer. Vide old Song.
London, Published by Tho.s McLean 26 Haymarket. [n.d. c.1830.]
Hand coloured etching. Sheet 360 x 260mm (14½ x 10½") Trimmed within plate mark.
Satire showing an announcement from a pulpit in a church requesting the wardens to meet to consider 'the best method of eating the church'.
BM Satires: undescribed.
[Ref: 52716]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Scene Painter and Property Man undertakes to keep some of the principal Suit's.
Scene Painter and Property Man undertakes to keep some of the principal Suit's.
Theatrical Characters in Ten Plates - by William Heath. No.8.
Pub Nov 5 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket Sole Publishers of W Heaths Etchings.
Rare hand-coloured etching. 355 x 241mm (14 x 9½"). Trimmed within platemark. Two small black marks on the left near edge.
John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, in his Chancellor's wig and gown, but as a sign painter (he was the son of the painter J.S. Copley, R.A.). In his left hand is the Purse of the Great Seal, transformed into a palette, with three small brushes; from the little finger dangles a key. On the wall behind him hang theatrical costumes. He stands between a carpenter's bench on which is a large 'Vice' tightly screwed up and the up-ended Woolsack, parts only of these properties being within the design. The 'costly suits' hanging on the wall may refer to the successful libel indictments he initiated against newspapers which alleged he had sold church appointments and trafficked in political offices.
BM Satires: 15902.
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[William Curtis] Bonnie Willie.
[William Curtis] Bonnie Willie.
G. Cruikshank fec.d.
Pub.d Aug.t 12 1822 by G. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street_London.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Sheet size: 360 x 255mm (14¼ x 9½"). Trimmed, repaired tear left margin
Sir William Curtis in Highland costume standing against a background of sea, sky and mountains. This print anticipates Curtis's appearance during George IV's Northern Excursion. A lifelong Tory, Curtis was elected as a Member of Parliament for the City of London at the 1790 general election. He held the seat continuously for 28 years until his defeat at the 1818 general election. The definition of the three Rs as "reading, writing, and 'rithmetic" is attributed to him from a speech made at a Board of education dinner. By George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878).
[Ref: 52801]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Fallen but Charming Creatures.]
[Fallen but Charming Creatures.]
[after Aleksandr Lebedev.]
[St Petersburg: Pol-Peti, 1862.]
Folio, disbound, 30 numbered lithographic plates, each 430 x 305mm (17 x 12"), as called for. Hinges strained, wear to plates, especially first and last, some staining, a few plates misbound.
An extremely rare set of the first issue of 'Fallen but Charming Creatures', 30 satirical plates after Aleksandr Lebedev (1830-98) with titles written by Vsevolod Krestovsky. The scenes depict 'kamelii' (camellias), urban women who used their sex to gain advancement, in various locations including the opera. All but two have Russian titles in Cyrillic: Plate 1 has a French quote from Victor Hugo's 'Les Chants du Crèpuscule' (Hugo's 'Lady of the Camellias' was the origin of the nickname); Plate 5 has a shopkeeper talking about her assistant like one of her wares. The series with another 30 lithographs, issued separately, then 'An additional album, Another Ten Fallen but Charming Creatures' in 1863.
Colleen Lucey: ''Fallen but Charming Creatures'': The Demimondaine in Russian Literature and Visual Culture of the 1860s. (PDF available for download)
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His Grace of __ a Specimen of English Nobility.
His Grace of __ a Specimen of English Nobility. see the last Number, p.22. Designed & Engraved for the London Museum
[London Magazine, August 1771.]
Etching. 170 x 110mm (6¾ x 4¼"). Trimmed to plate at sides, mounted in album paper.
A caricature of a young man of fashion at the races. According to the text (not present here), ''See them all the morning nobly emulating to look like the miserable French friseurs, who are continually trotting the streets with their scanty coats...''.
[Ref: 52640]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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The Ex-Minister and the Meteor
The Ex-Minister and the Meteor Sir, Amongst the many attack's which I have had this night to sustain, has been one from a flash of lightning_a Meteor, which wanders about, moveing sometimes on one side, and sometimes on the other___a Meteor which to the regret of us all, has not been lately seen amongst us, but which upon its return has turned its blazing resentment upon me_but in whose fiery face I can look without terror or dismay. __vide Mr Pitt's reply to Mr Sheridan on the State of the Navy.
[Charles Williams.]
Pubd. April 13th, 1804 by SW Fores 50 Piccadilly_Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Evening.
Hand-coloured etching; paper watermarked 1795. 342 x 240mm (13½ x 9½"). Trimmed. Very slight crease centre
In the debate of 15 Mar. Pitt's motion for an inquiry into the administration of the Navy (under St. Vincent) was opposed by Sheridan. Pitt stands as if declaiming in the Commons, looking towards the grotesque profile head of Sheridan, larger and fierier than life, and the centre of close-set rays which cover the background and are jagged like conventional lightning. The two heads face each other in profile; Sheridan's stare is both baleful and disconcerted. Pitt's right hand, holding a rolled document, 'Act fo [sic] War', rests on his hip. He is very thin, but has a protruding stomach.
BM Satires 10235.
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False Liberty Rejected or Fraternizing & Equalizing Principles Discarded. No More Coalitions. No More French Cut Throats.
False Liberty Rejected or Fraternizing & Equalizing Principles Discarded. No More Coalitions. No More French Cut Throats.
[Isaac Cruikshank.]
Pubd March 7, 1793 by SW Fores No3 Piccadilly where may be had compleat Sets of Caricatures on the French Revolution & an Every Popular Subjects, an Exhibition and 1s In the Exhibition is a Complete Model of the Guillotine.
Hand-coloured etching. 245 x 405mm (9¾ x 16"). Trimmed. Slight creasing.
The Prince had ranged himself against the Foxites in an effusively loyal speech on the proclamation against seditious writings (May 1792). He was anxious to serve abroad, and his hopeless financial position made him wish for reconciliation with the King. After the breach in 1792 he did not again meet Fox and his friends till a dinner at Carlton House in Mar. 1797. The Prince of Wales stands (left) turning from, but looking towards, Fox and Sheridan, ragged sans-culottes, who kneel (right) on the farther side of a rail inscribed 'Hitherto shall ye go & No Further'. In the background and on the extreme left is the King. Fox and Sheridan weeping, making imploring gestures towards the Prince. From Fox's coat-pocket projects a letter with a tricolour cockade. From Sheridan's pocket issues a paper.
BM Satires 8311.
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A Party of Odd Fish.
A Party of Odd Fish.
On stone by R Seymour.
London. Publioshed by William Spooner, 259 Regent S.t Oxford S.t. Printed by Lefevre & Kohle, 52 Newman S.t.
Rare lithograph. Sheet 245 x 355mm (9¾ x 14"), large margins. Bit messy.
A card party, with clothed fish as players. Under the image is a key naming them, including Major Herring of the Reds, Alderman Cod and Miss Ann Chovy.
[Ref: 52635]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Farmer George & his Wife.
Farmer George & his Wife. 1786.
[Published by William Holland, 1786.]
Etching with contemporary hand colour, 125 x 80mm (5 x 3¼"). Narrow top margin, hole in unprinted area at top.
Caricature bust portraits in profile of George III and Queen Charlotte, an anchor etched under image; both are plainly dressed as in prints depicting them as a farmer and his wife. George III, who was passionately interested in agriculture, was dubbed 'Farmer George' by satirists, gently mocking his interest in mundane matters rather than politics. David Alexander considers that this print and its variants were published by William Holland (1757 - 1815): the lettering is in his hand and the print is listed in his 1788 Catalogue at a shilling.
BM Satires 6934a.
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Give a Dog an ill name, they'll Hang Him.
Give a Dog an ill name, they'll Hang Him.
IC. [Isaac Cruikshank.] Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Evening.
London Pub May 10 1796 by SW Fores No 50 Piccadilly. Etching
Etching; paper watermarked Edmeads 1795. 374 x 251mm (14¾ x 10"). Trimmed within plate mark.
One of many indications of Pitt's unpopularity. Fox and Sheridan kneel on a rope attached to the neck of a mangy dog with the head of Pitt. The rope, inscribed 'Vox Popula' [sic], runs over a pulley attached to a gibbet, from which Pitt is suspended. The upright of the gibbet is National support, the horizontal 'Excise Office', and a cross-beam forming a triangle with the other two is 'Cross Post'. Pitt's head is much caricatured, his body is almost bare and his tail hairless; to each hind leg is tied a bottle, one: 'Sherry', labelled 'additional Duty', the other: 'Port', labelled 'New Duty'. On the ground (left) a dog with the head of Dundas, a tartan across his shoulders and a kettle inscribed 'not my Dog' tied to his tail, runs off in the direction of a signpost pointing 'To Edinburgh'. Sheridan (left), who is well dressed, says, "A good way to save the Duty". Fox wears a waistcoat with a tattered shirt and breeches, but has a neatly powdered wig. He says: "I suppose he catch'd the Mange from the Dun Dog".
BM Satires 8803.
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The remedy worse than the disease.
The remedy worse than the disease. Busby's Humorous Etchings N.o 69.
1827. Desig'd & Eng.d by T.L. Busby.
London, Pub.d 1827 at the Artist's Repository, 21 Charlotte St, Fitzroy Sq.
Hand coloured etching. Sheet 150 x 120mm (6 x 4¾"). Trimmed to plate, laid on album paper.
A sick man sits in an armchair, his left foot raised on a cushion, grimacing and clenching his fists in pain. By an overturned chair is a book, ''Scudamore on Gout'', Charles Scudamore's treatise on the nature and cure of gout and rheumatism. Around him are 'cures': a bottle of ''Reynold's drops'' and a jar of ''Thompson and Fear-him's Mixture", although he grips a bottle of brandy in his right hand. Thomas Lord Busby (fl. 1804-37).
[Ref: 52591]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Here's a Health to all Good Lasses.
Here's a Health to all Good Lasses.
Published July 6, 1815, by T. Palser, Surrey side Westminster Bridge.
Rare coloured engraving. Sheet 285 x 205mm (11¼ x 8") Trimmed within plate.
An illustration of a famous ballad, showing a one-eyed singer holding mug and pipe.
[Ref: 52670]   £320.00  
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Whim Whams No 6. A Pleasant Ride in Ireland.
Whim Whams No 6. A Pleasant Ride in Ireland. I Hope y'r Honour rides comfortable and Aisey. / Easy! you Scoundrel d'ye think I've got no Inside_
C.J. Grant.
London. Printed & Pub.d by T Dawson No 11 Paternoster Row late of 54 Leicester Sq.re Octr 10th 1835 . now publishing Nos 38 & 39 of Every Body's Album.
Rare coloured lithograph. Sheet 235 x 330mm (9¼ x 13"). Creased at top.
A ragged Irishman with a emaciated horse rides his cart and passanger over a rocky route.
[Ref: 52637]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Judgment of Paris.
The Judgment of Paris. Jun: But to bestow it on that Trapes It mads me. - Min: hang him Jackanapes.
H.W. Bunbury fecit et aere incidit 1766.
Pub. accor. to Act by [...] Aug 1st 1771.
Etching, pt 18th century watermark. 180 x 210mm (7 x 8¼") Thread margins.
Paris, a peasant holding a crook, with the three hag-like goddesses. He hands his apple to Venus, who has Cupid hiding behind her skirts; Minerva rushes toward them brandishing a bottle; and Juno walks away, wearing a grenadier's uniform, scowling. Paris's dog chases a peacock and owl.
BM Satire 4920; for another impression see ref. 1046.
[Ref: 52766]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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[John George Lambton] The Newest Universal Medicine.
[John George Lambton] The Newest Universal Medicine.
HB. [John Doyle.] A. Ducôte's Litho.y St Martins Lane.
Published by T. M.cLean, 26 Haymarket, July 27th 1837.
Coloured lithograph, stamped 'Subscriber's Copy'. Sheet 285 x 415mm (11¼ x 16¼"). Trimmed to printed border top and bottom.
John George Lambton, Lord Durham, as a quack, standing at a counter, mixing ingredients with a mortar and pestel. Around him are jars marked 'Conservative Opiate', 'Radical Alcohol' 'Whig Alkali', etc. Under the mortar is 'Letter to the Electors of Durham'; on chairs are parcels addressed to Daniel O'Connell, the Bishop of Exeter and the Times and other newspapers. During the 1837 election Lambton 'advised' the electorate of Durham on their choice of candidates.
See BM 1868,0808.11811.
[Ref: 52788]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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A Long Headed Election.
A Long Headed Election.
Woodward del.
Published by T. Tegg in Cheapside [n.d., c.1806.]
Fine coloured etching. 255 x 360mm (10 x 14¼"), with wide margins Top margin with loss.
A crowd of 'Long Heads' listening to politicians on the hustings. 'Long Heads' developed from Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels'. According to Gulliver, Sythian women used to bind their children's heads so they would develop up rather than out, but eventually this became an inherited characteristic. The satire here is of people behaving artificially, following social convention rather than nature, like sheep.
BM Satire 10610.
[Ref: 52697]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Edward Lord, 2nd Baron Ellenborough] A Cabinet Curiosity.
[Edward Lord, 2nd Baron Ellenborough] A Cabinet Curiosity.
HB. [John Doyle]
Pub.d by Edw.d Mc.Lean, 14. St. Martins Ct. Leicester Sq.re [n.d. c.1829.]
Fine coloured lithograph 420 x 285mm (16¾ x 11¼"), with very wide margins. Large tear outside image.
Lord Ellenborough, President of the Board of Control, walks in profile to left, holding an eye-glass, his left forefinger in his waistcoat pocket, dandified, his curls resting on his coat-collar.
BM Satires: 15827.
[Ref: 52762]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Dressing for the House on the __ March 1829.
Dressing for the House on the __ March 1829.
[Paul Pry] Esq.
Pub March 2d. 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket -
Fine hand-coloured etching, Plate 260 x 362m (10¼ x 14¼") with thread margins Some surface dirt particularily in the right corner. Bit messy.
Satire on Baron Lyndhurst's wavering stance over Catholic Emancipation, and his wife's notorious affair with the Earl of Dudley. Lyndhurst, Chancellor under three successive Prime Ministers, had spoken against Emancipation in 1827 but was speaking in favour of it in 1829. Here it suggested he buy a new coat- 'you know you turnd it only last year & it has been turned before that. so I much doubt if it will bear turning any more [..]' Lyndhurst receives his advice from 'Doodle' (Dudley), who suggests Lyndhurst could afford to buy a new coat as 'her Ladyship earns her own expenses. Doodle pays all her bills and gives her every thing she can wish for'. Lady Lyndhurst was involved in several affairs with the wealthy and powerful.
BM Satires: 15705.
[Ref: 52759]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Sketches by Seymour.
Sketches by Seymour. Vol. 4. 10's 6d. Galanty Show!
[Robert Seymour.]
[London: J.L. Marks, c.1836.]
Etching. Sheet 220 x 145mm (8¾ x 5¾"). Trimmed and laid on album paper, one corner lacking. Some surface dirt.
A one-eyed showman with a magic lantern, projecting a scene of a baker chasing the devil with his peel (his shovel-like tool for getting his bread in and out of the oven) An illustrated titlepage by Robert Seymour (1798-1836), an illustrator best known for his illustrations of the works of Charles Dickens.
[Ref: 52592]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Miseries of Human Life.
Miseries of Human Life. "Treading in a beau trap while in the act of gaily advancing your foot, to make a bow to some charming woman of your acquaintance whom you suddenly meet, and to whom you liberally impact a share of the jet d'eau".
Woodward del. Cruikshanks del.
London. Pub. by T.Tegg Feb...[n.d. c.1810.]
Fine hand-coloured etching. 240 x 345mm. (9½ x 13½"). Faint watermark.
In greeting a young lady, a beau accidently bespatters her with mud.
Not in BM Satires. Krumbhaar: 742. Cohn.
[Ref: 52804]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Monsieur Le Fouet La Francia.
Monsieur Le Fouet La Francia.
H.W.Bunbury delin:1772 I.Bretherton f.
Publish'd as the Act directs 6th March 1772. by I.Bretherton No.134 New Bond Street.
Etching. 245 x 180mm (9¾ x 7"). Small margins. Light foxing. Trimmed to plate mark on bottom.
French coachman holding his whip and taking snuff. Etched by Henry Bunbury, an amateur printmaker who subsequently enjoyed a successful career as a designer for printsellers. 'Prints by Bunbury an his imitators were conspicuously 'polite' and appealed, like novels, 'To the Fashionable World and Polite circles'. Of good family, amply endowed with social skills, a beautiful wife and connections in high society, Bunbury's appeal was not solely aesthetic' and his admirers 'recognized his comic talent, his informed enthusiasm for literature, and his ability to draw a momentary pang with something of the sensitivity with which Sterne could write it' (Clayton).
BM Satire 4753; see Timothy Clayton, 'The English Print, 1688-1802', p.245.
[Ref: 52767]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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More Humbugs, or another Attack on John Bulls Purse.
More Humbugs, or another Attack on John Bulls Purse.
[Charles Williams.]
Pub.d April 1818 by SW. Fores, 50 Piccadilly.
Coloured etching. 245 x 350mm (9½ x 1¾").
Princess Elizabeth (daughter of George III, 1770-1840) and her husband the Prince of Hesse-Homburg (nicknamed 'Humburg' by the British public), walking in Green Park, asking John Bull to fund their lifestyles.
BM: 12986.
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The Parody, _ or Mother Cole and Loader.
The Parody, _ or Mother Cole and Loader. See Foots Minor page 29.
[Thomas Rowlandson.]
Pubd. April 10th 1784 by W. Humphrey No.227 Strand.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Plate 252 x 354mm (10 x 14"). With small margins.
North is represented as the sanctimonious bawd (for whom Mother Douglas was the supposed original) who became a follower of Whitefield, Fox as the sharping gamester. The words of the play are cleverly parodied, the indictments of Mother Cole being changed into the threats of impeachment which Fox had made against North. North as Mother Cole is seated full-face in an arm-chair, the tips of his fingers sanctimoniously together. Beside him sits Fox, as Loader, a handkerchief in his right hand, his left pointing upwards. Mother Cole wears a hood and loose gown over her petticoat, her shoes are slashed to ease her bulging feet. By her side is a bottle labelled 'Constitution Cordial'. Fox is dressed in his customary manner; at his side is an overturned dice-box and dice.
BM Satires 6514.
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Sir Charles [Napier] reviewing the Brigade at Barrackpore, May 1849,
Sir Charles [Napier] reviewing the Brigade at Barrackpore, May 1849,
[after Colonel Sir William F. Butler.]
[T. Black. Asiatic Lith. Press. Calcutta.]
Rare tinted amateur lithograph. Sheet 325 x 250mm (12¾ x 10"). Trimmed, losing printer's details at bottom.] Chips in left edge, laid on album paper.
Caricature of Sir Charles Napier (1782-1853), Commander-in-Chief in India, exaggerating his whiskers, on horseback watching the infantry wade through a creek.
Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection: 235476.
[Ref: 52705]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Narcissus and the Nymph Echo. 341.
Narcissus and the Nymph Echo. 341. Ye Fates what made me chance to stroll that way; _Where Young Narcissus self admiring lay.
London: Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard. Publish'd as the Act directs, [date erased from this impression, but c.1782.]
Fine mezzotint with some etching, Collector's mark verso F.R.H. Plate 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Small margins.
The myth of Echo and Narcissus updated for the Georgian period: a young military officer in full regimentals wearing a gorget and fringed sash, with a toupet-wig, lies on the grass admiring his reflection in a pool. His hat and sword lie beside him. A young woman, fashionably dressed, wearing a hat over a large frilled cap, stands behind a low bank holding out her hands in despair.
Ex collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd. BM Satires: 6157 (cf).
[Ref: 52769]   £420.00  
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John Bull & the Archi_tect Wot Build's the Arches_ &c_ &c_ &c_ &c_
John Bull & the Archi_tect Wot Build's the Arches_ &c_ &c_ &c_ &c_ (The Architect Glory consists in the designment and Idea of the work; his ambition should be to make the form triumph over the matter.
[Paul Pry] Esq.
Pub June 5 1829 by T McLean 26 Haymarket Sold Pub. of P Prys caricatures None are original without Mc Lean's Name.
Fine hand-coloured etching. 260 x 360mm (10¼ x 14¼"). Trimmed to plate.
Satire on the cost of John Nash's reconstruction of Buckingham House (now Palace) with perhaps the only contemporary printed likeness of the architect. Nash stands between the two wings of the house, confronted by John Bull who scrutinises a scroll on which the word 'Commission' is many times repeated. By this time more than double the original estimate had already been spent and an alteration to the wings had cost £50,000 (both issues alluded to in the speech between Nash and John Bull). Nash admitted that he had profited by exchanging his salary for a percentage commission on expenditure (hence the scroll). During 1829 a thousand men were toiling to finish the Palace by the King's birthday (August 12) in 1830, making the publication of this print particularly timely.
BM Satires: 15794.
[Ref: 52761]   £420.00  
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New Ministers Going On Duty.
New Ministers Going On Duty. C.J. Fox, Secy. for Foreign Affairs. Thomas, Lord Erskine, Lord Chancellor.
Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Evening. [Charles Williams.]
Pub.d Feby. 14th, 1806 by SW Fores No, 50 Piccadilly.
Hand-coloured etching. Image area 236 x 330mm (9¼ x 13"). Damaged to right corner; inlaid. Trimmed to image.
Fox and Erskine strut along the east pavement of St. James's Street, about to cross the road to the Palace gateway, part of which is on the extreme left. Before them runs a little ragged boy waving his hat and screaming "Clear the way for his M------'s Ministers". Fox, immensely fat, wears old-fashioned court dress, heavily laced, embroidered, and ruffled; he is chapeau-bras, left hand grasping his sword. Behind him walks Erskine, wearing a Chancellor's wig reaching to the knee, and a gown festooned over his arm, but still trailing behind him. Fox puffs, Erskine walks mincingly; both hold papers. From the corner house on the west side of St. James's a man wearing a cocked hat, and seated at a table on which is a coffee-pot, looks quizzically from a window.
BM Satires 10529.
[Ref: 52363]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Two New Sliders for the State Magic Lanterns.
Two New Sliders for the State Magic Lanterns. 1. Vox Populi out of Doors. 2. First Coalition. 3. Vox Populi_in Doors. 4. Emblem of Liberty. 5. New State Idol. 6. Political Mongolfier. 7. His Fall into the Pitt. 8. The Coalition Candidatez Rejected. 9. Last Coalition. 10. Tantalus Ixion Sysiphus.
[Thomas Rowlandson.]
Pub 19th, Dec. 1783, by W. Humphrey 227, Strand.
Fine hand-coloured etching. 234 x 336mm (9¼ x 13¼"), with wide margins. Slight crease in centre.
Attributed by Grego to Gillray ('Gillray', p. 51). It is similar in manner and design as well as in spirit to Rowlandson's 'The Loves of the Fox and the Badger'. Two horizontal strips each divided by vertical lines into rectangular compartments of varying width, numbered 1-5 and 6-10, depicting the Coalition and its fall - North and Fox as the Coalition, falling (in Image 7) into the ground, representing the ministry of Pitt which is about to engulf Fox. In image 8, a bust of George III is by Britannia, a gibbet is seek on the sky-line behind Fox. In image 9, Fox, North and Burke are seated together in a cart under a gallows with two uprights, one on each side of the cart. An executioner sits astride the cross-beam arranging three nooses. The figures are minute but very expressive. Burke, wearing his spectacles, turns his head away from his companions with an expression of melancholy.
BM Satires 6287.
[Ref: 52362]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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No Genius.
No Genius.
[Paul Pry] Esq.
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket where political and other caricatures are daily Publishing. [n.d., c.1828.]
Fine hand coloured etching. 260 x 370mm. (10¼ x 14¾".) Trimmed to plate at top, margins on 3 sides. Brown stain left margin, does not exceed the platemark.
Two street cleaners discuss the performance of a new recruit, throwing in a humorous side-swipe at the politicians at Westminster (the towers of Westminster Abbey visible in background). By William Heath (1794/5 - 1840), ex-Captain of Dragoons, illustrator of colour-plate books, and prolific caricaturist. From 1827-9 he used the pseudonym Paul Pry (from the name of a character in a comedy of 1825 by John Poole, that became a tag used for any very inquisitive person) with the emblem of a small man holding a walking stick in a lower corner of his plates. This figure was soon copied by other caricaturists (eg Sharpshooter), and so from 1828 Heath began to sign his plates with his full name. He published regularly with Thomas McLean.
BM Satires: undescribed.
[Ref: 52760]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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Petition Mongers in full cry to St Stephens!! Beware of Wolves in Sheeps Cloating.
Petition Mongers in full cry to St Stephens!! Beware of Wolves in Sheeps Cloating.
[Isaac Cruikshank.]
London Published Nov.r 26 1795 by SW Fores No.50 Piccadilly. Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Evening.
Hand-coloured etching; 18th century paper watermarked. 274 x 314mm (10¾ x 12½"). Trimmed to platemark. Very slight crease.
A satire on the petitions against the Treason and Sedition Bills, and on the attempts of the Opposition to delay their passing in order to give time for meetings of protest. There were actually ninety-four petitions, with a total of 131,284 signatures. Sheridan and Fox walk (left to right) one behind the other, bending under the weight of huge bundles of petitions which they carry on their heads. Both wear bonnets-rouges; Fox is dressed in a tattered shirt and breeches. Smaller petitions project from their pockets.
BM Satires 8697.
[Ref: 52367]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[John William Ponsonby. Lord Duncannon] All That Remains of The Late Woods & Forests or A Man Wot Has Seen Better Days.
[John William Ponsonby. Lord Duncannon] All That Remains of The Late Woods & Forests or A Man Wot Has Seen Better Days. HB Sketches No.744.
HB [John Doyle.] Printed at 70 St Martins Lane.
Published by T. McLean, 26 Haymaret, Novr. 1842.
Fine coloured lithograph. 405 x 265mm (15¾ x 10½"). Some foxing. Stain top right.
Portrait of Lord Duncannon, wearing a top hat, tailcoat and gloves, standing next to a bollard under a street sign lettered with 'Downing Street', holding a broom. This sketch presents an exceedingly good portrait of the Earl of Besborough, (then Lord Duncannon) who held the office of Chief Commissioner of the Woods and Forests under the administration of Lord Melbourne.
BM Satires: undescribed.
[Ref: 52763]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Kitchen of a French Post House.
The Kitchen of a French Post House. La Cuisine de la Poste.
WH.Bunbury Invt. et del.
Publish'd Feb. 1st. 1771 by MDarly 39 Strand, where may be had Mr. Bunburys other Works, &c. &c.
Etching, 18th century watermark. 240 x 345mm. (9½ x 13¾"). Trimmed to plate mark.
Social satire; various Gallic characters and a poodle in an interior, including a cleric and nun, a wine drinker, a man taking snuff and a boy. A cooking pot over a fire in the background. By Henry William Bunbury (1750 - 1811), from an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates.
BM Satires 4764
[Ref: 52765]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)

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A Plan for General Reform, Respectfully submitted to the attention of Members of Parliament, During the Summer Reccess.
A Plan for General Reform, Respectfully submitted to the attention of Members of Parliament, During the Summer Reccess.
Woodward Del. Rowlandson Scul.
[London Pub.d August 29, 1809] by Tho.s Tegg, No 111 Cheapside.
Coloured etching. 250 x 345mm (9¾ x 13½"), watermarked 'Willmott 1819'. Publication line partially scratched out.
Seven men and a woman arranged in two rows, each with a statement, for example 'I certainly shall drink two bottles less' and 'In Hot Weather what use is there for a coat, it is downright Extravagence'. A satire on attempts to reform Parliament.
Not in BM.
[Ref: 52696]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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The Scythe Man's Refreshment.
The Scythe Man's Refreshment.
[after Philip Mercier.]
Printed for Carington Bowles in St. Paul's Church Yard, London. [n.d. 1790].
Fine mezzotint. 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Small margins.
A boy sits drinking from from a tankard, resting his scythe on his knee.
[Ref: 52798]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Shakespeare's Prophecy, the Last Act by One in the Tempest, or the Jack Daws in borrowed Feathers.
Shakespeare's Prophecy, the Last Act by One in the Tempest, or the Jack Daws in borrowed Feathers.
IC. [Isaac Cruikshank.]
London Pub Feby, 19 1795 by SW Ford No 3 Piccadilly who has lately fitted up his Caracature Exhibition on an entire Novel Stile admittance one shilling. NB Folios Lent out for the Evening.
Hand-coloured etching. 284 x 443mm (11¼ x 17½"). Trimmed. Slight creasing
A satire on the plight of Fox, deserted by most of his party. Thurlow, Fox, and Sheridan as 'Caliban', 'Trinculo', and 'Stephano' in their stolen finery are driven off by ministerial hounds set on by 'Ariel' (Pitt) and 'Prospero' (George III). Thurlow (left) in Chancellor's wig and gown, holding up the mace, the purse of the Great Seal under his arm, runs first. He is worried by a dog, wearing legal wig and bands, who is Loughborough (his successor). Fox follows, wearing royal robes and holding the orb and sceptre, he looks over his left shoulder. Behind him, with a terrified expression, runs Sheridan wearing a long gown. Though not named, he is Stephano, the drunken butler. They are followed by three hounds with the heads of Mansfield, Windham, and Portland. [Mansfield is identified by E. Hawkins as Grenville, Portland as Dundas. The heads suggest the identifications in the text, which are consistent with an apparent intention to make the hounds converts from the Opposition.] Pitt and the King stand outside the door of the 'Treasury', an archway in a stone building. The King (right) as Prospero has a beard and belted robe with a hunting-cap; he holds a wand. Ariel (Pitt) hovers on the King's right, a lean naked figure with small wings and a wisp of drapery.
BM Satires 8618.
[Ref: 52366]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Solicitor General for the French Republic.
The Solicitor General for the French Republic.
IC. [Isaac Cruikshank.]
London Pub. Febr.y 18. 1793 by SW Fores No.3 Piccadilly.
Fine hand-coloured etching; paper watermarked. 362 x 272mm (14¼ x 10¾"). Trimmed to platemark. Slight crease centre.
Fox opposed the war with France (12 Feb.) in a speech defending himself against 'the imputation of being the abettor of France . . .', but maintaining that the French decrees and actions were not grounds for war; he accused the Ministry of acting aggressively towards France. Fox, wearing the rags of a sans-culotte under a long legal gown, stands directed to the left, looking down and to the right with an expression of sly meditation. He wears bands and a large legal wig, with tattered stockings on his otherwise bare legs. Across his corpulent figure stretches a tricolour belt inscribed 'Republicanism'. He stands on a floor of black and white squares. An owl looks down upon him from a perch. In his right hand is a scroll, the brief of the Republic.
BM Satires 8305.
[Ref: 52368]   £320.00  
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Doctor Syntax at an Auction.
Doctor Syntax at an Auction.
Drawn by Rowlandson.
Published July 1, 1820, at R.Ackermann's. 101 Strand.
Fine coloured aquatint. Sheet size: 155 x 250mm (6¼ x 10"). Folds in bottom edge.
The escapades of the fictional 19th century clergyman 'Dr. Syntax' were a satire on William Gilpin’s series of picturesque journeys to different parts of England. A book auction.
[Ref: 52816]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Tears of Sensibility - Sympathy a Poem - Let's all be Unhappy together -ie- The Wig Club in Distrees &c, &c
Tears of Sensibility - Sympathy a Poem - Let's all be Unhappy together -ie- The Wig Club in Distrees &c, &c
[Charles Williams.]
Pubd Jun 11th 1798 by SW Fores 50 Piccadilly. Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Evening.
Hand-coloured etching. 248 x 400mm (9¾ x 15¾"). Repaired hole in centre of image. Cut.
Lord Edward Fitzgerald (Fox's first cousin), a leader of the United Irishmen, remained in hiding after the arrest of the other members of the 'Directory' on 12 Mar. Lord Clare at least was anxious for his escape, but he remained in or near Dublin continuing preparations for a rising on 23 May. £1,000 reward was therefore offered and he was arrested on 19 May, after a desperate struggle, in which he was wounded, dying of wounds on 4 June. Fitzpatrick, 'Secret Service under Pitt'; Erskine, noted for his egotism, mourns that he shall not defend him in a treason trial. Fox and other members of the Opposition had given evidence at Maidstone on 22 May in favour of Arthur O'Connor. Foxites surround an oblong table, the left end of which is cut off by the margin of the design. Fox only is standing, the central figure on the farther side of the table. All weep copiously, tears splash to the table and stream from it to the ground, where empty bottles float. On the table are decanters of 'French Wine'. Fox, with Erskine on his right, Bedford on his left, gazes mournfully to the right, his hands clasped. Erskine, his hands also clasped; Bedford holds a handkerchief to his eye and looks up at Fox. Sheridan sits at the end of the table (right), on which his elbows rest, gazing up at Fox. On the extreme right Grey (?) stands in the water, stooping to bale it with a bucket. On the nearer side of the table (left) are Norfolk and Tierney. The former turns in profile to the right towards Tierney, both fists clenched; Tierney turns his back on the table on which his left arm rests; he clenches his right fist. From his pocket projects a newspaper: 'Courier Good News from Ir[eland] the Kings Forces defeated in three different Actions'. Behind and between them sits Lauderdale in profile to the right
BM Satires 9227.
[Ref: 52370]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The Thistle Reel.
The Thistle Reel.
[London Magazine, 1st March 1777.]
Etching. 180 x 120mm (7 x 4¾"). Trimmed to plate at sides.
Three government ministers (William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; & John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute) dance around a thistle, watched over by a bagpipe-playing Devil. An attack on the Government's policies in America blaming Bute's Scottish influence.
BM Satires 5285.
[Ref: 52161]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Cabinet-Maker's Complaint.
The Cabinet-Maker's Complaint.
A Sharpshooter fec. [John Phillips.]
Pub. by S. Gans, 15 Southampton Street Strand June 16 1829.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Plate 249 x 349mm (9¾ x 13¾") Light Brown liquid stain that has created some cockling that can be felt. Small margins.
Illustration of the many rumours of Ministerial changes and Wellington's supposed ruthlessness. He addresses George IV, claiming that 'Bob' (Robert Peel) and 'Chancery Jack' (Lyndhurst) 'are fighting instead of minding their work- The vagabonds von't be easy 'till I bundles 'em out'. On the wall behind him is a small picture of 'Bob & Chancery Jack', visualising the conflict between the two.
BM Satires: 15807.
[Ref: 52751]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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A Draught of the Old Well____Ah belpin this extremest need,__If water-gods are deities indeed__vide Dryden. Cheltenham - see the conquering Hero comes!!!
A Draught of the Old Well____Ah belpin this extremest need,__If water-gods are deities indeed__vide Dryden. Cheltenham - see the conquering Hero comes!!!
[Paul Pry] Esq. It is a very moving sight.
Pub by T McLean 26 Haymarket where Political & other caricatures are daily Pub.
Fine hand-coloured etching. Plate 380 x 260mm (14½ x 10"), with wide margins.
Caricature produced at the time of Wellington's visit to Cheltenham for his health, after which he returned feeling much better. Very thin, he walks in discomfort holding a bunch of papers docketed Lord High Adm[iral]. His complexion is mud-coloured (as in some other prints of this date) to show his ill-health.
BM Satires: 15548.
[Ref: 52757]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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